Africa: 22 to 23

2010 December 17: Arab Spring
Morocco’s World Cup Run Was a Political Game Changer for North Africa
Africa’s Media Freedom in Spotlight as Leaders Gathered in Washington
In Baidoa, Somalis live at the epicenter of drought, hunger and conflict

December 18: International Migrants Day
Guinea Bissau is Rising, by Jibrin Baba Ndace
US accused of illegal abduction of Lockerbie bomb suspect from Libya
Tunisia: President Saied urged to resign after ‘fiasco’ election

Some NGOs warn COP15 biodiversity agreement will ‘devastate indigenous lives’
Africa: COP15 – Biodiversity Conference ‘Fails’ to Protect Indigenous People’s Rights
Sierra Leone’s first 5 MW solar plant powers on
Togo boosts airpower with Russian Mi-35M and Mi-17 helicopters
Biafra: Buhari govt, DSS want to kill Nnamdi Kanu, he has heart problem – IPOB
Tunisian autocrat slapped by parliamentary election low turnout
Tunisia’s election: The beginning of the end for Saeid
EU building in Central African Republic ‘ravaged by fire’

Fact sheet: U.S.- Africa partnership to promote food security and resilient food systems
Guinea Bissau wants Ecowas to set up force to deal with coups
Benin Bronzes: Germany returns looted artefacts to Nigeria
David Oyelowo Set To Produce New BBC Series, “Biafra”
Tunisia judge orders arrest of former prime minister
Urging dialogue, Pope’s man in Cameroon leaves behind a divided country
No, Mauritius Will Not Give China a Military Base on the Chagos Islands

African, Arab or Amazigh? Morocco’s identity crisis
Gambia coup attempt foiled – government
Dead man found in wheel of jet flown from Gambia to England
Togo: €4m from ADF and Sefa to prepare the deployment of solar mini-grids
Legal reforms to protect women at home and at work in São Tomé and Príncipe
Russian Foreign Ministry summons French ambassador for attack in Central African Republic
Cameroon mother still detained year after court granted her bail
Eswatini opposition parties, civil society meet in SA to plot strategy against King Mswati
Malawi: Child trafficking and forced labour push thousands to work on tobacco farms

Senegal: 40 years of conflict in the Casamance region
Biafra: IGP’s comment shows he has nothing to offer — IPOB
Why Elections Won’t Happen in Libya
Premium Nickel aims to re-open Selebi mine in Botswana
Botswana plans first-ever national cancer control programme
Masdar switches on 5 MW solar plant in Seychelles
Somalia repatriates troops from Eritrea after protests over recruitment
No Reprieve in Burundi
Rwandan army conducted military operations in DR Congo, UN says

Togo presidency to oversee armed forces amid security woes
Revealed: Libya aborted plan to hand Gaddafi spy chief to US at last minute
Tunisia: President intensifies crackdown after low turnout
Equatorial Guinea does not respect the right to education for deaf children
Congo Brazzaville: Eni launches a second FLNG project to increase LNG production and export from the Republic of Congo
Santa brings Christmas cheer to Chad refugee camp
Comoros to assume Africa Union chairmanship in 2023
Somalia drought: ‘We’re supporting our homeland from the UK’

1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day

Libyan Amazigh announce formation of constitutional body for fourth administrative region
Portugal ‘saves’ São Tomé from bankruptcy with €15 million

Kwanzaa: Ushering in a week of African culture
At Port of Berbera, Dubai invests in Horn of Africa shipping
Zambia Repeals Controversial Defamation Law

India Inspects Drug Factories as Gambia Controversy Lingers
Togo-born Dutch Cody Gakpo star joins Liverpool in £37 million deal
Western Sahara, a key issue in the US-Moroccan military relationship
Chad: $21 million for clean electricity and utility efficiency
Rancho Bernardo teen from Uganda wins NY Times personal narrative contest

Sierra Leone vaccinates 70% of its population against COVID-19, meets global target
The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees
Biafran Group, MASSOB Blows Hot, Warns Nigerian Government Over Continued Detention Of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Peace to prevail in northern Ethiopia when Eritrea and Amhara fighters leave – TPLF leader
Zimbabwe bans raw lithium exports as demand, prices soar

Eritrean Catholic Bishop Fikremariam Hagos freed from detention
Thousands Displaced in South Sudan Ethnic Violence, UN Reports
DRC dismantles Rwanda-backed spying network

Mali court sentences 46 Ivorian soldiers to 20 years in prison
Cameroonians in Calabar mock Paul Biya’s govt over killing of Ambazonia leaders
Ian Khama: Botswana issues arrest warrant for former president
Somalia rejects Genel Energy’s “illegal claim” to oil permits in Somaliland

Libya Intercepts Boat with 700 Europe-Bound Migrants

1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day
Libya: Mass grave with 18 bodies found in ex-IS stronghold
How an African pastry chef brought Chadian chic to Paris

Senegal MPs jailed for kicking pregnant colleague Amy Ndiaye
Morocco: Abdellah Taleb Ali, appointed new director of the SNRT Amazigh channels
Nobody can stop elections in South-East – Biafra group
Nigeria: Biafra independence more important than Peter Obi as president of a failed system – IPOB
Tunisia: Public transit workers strike over pay, bonuses
Congo-Brazzaville: Passy Mermans of the Bantous de la Capitale dies
Cameroon Separatists Enforce Curfew After President Says Troops Crushing Rebellion
Namibia orders Russian uranium exploration to stop due to environmental concerns
French Interior Minister unveils policing measures to tackle Mayotte violence
Djibouti inks $1bn deal with Hong Kong company to build rocket launch site
Mauritius, UK open talks on status of contested islands
EU urges Rwanda to stop backing M23 rebels in east DRC
At least 20 people killed in clashes in Somaliland

Making Her Future: A multitalented woman in Gabon
Four appear in court for allegedly trafficking girls from Lesotho to South Africa
Burundi declares cholera outbreak in capital Bujumbura
Amid fuel scarcity, Buhari promises to support Burundi with petroleum products

Cape Verde renames national stadium in honour of Pele
Sierra Leone Becomes First in Africa to Hike Rate This Year
Republic of Guinea Unveils New Country Branding with Nimba as National Symbol of Plenty and Good Tidings

Stadium in Guinea-Bissau to be named in Pelé’s honour
In Togo with Félix Auger-Aliassime, a tennis champion committed to youth alongside BNP Paribas
Morocco said delaying Tel Aviv embassy amid demands Israel back Western Sahara claim
Equatorial Guinea’s leader slams Spain for “interference” as its court opens probe into alleged torture
Sudan shuts border with Central African Republic amid heightened security presence
Somalia: Twin car bombs targeting military kill at least 15 people

Accused former president is prohibited from leaving Mauritania
FG advises undocumented Nigerians to leave Equatorial Guinea
Chad says it foiled ‘destabilisation’ bid by officers
Somaliland Withdraws Troops from Disputed Town to Halt Violence

Mauritania celebrates Nouakchott as cultural capital of Islamic world
Mali: President Goïta pardons the 49 Ivorian soldiers arrested in July
India condemns ‘mindless act of vandalism’ on Mahatma Gandhi statue in Seychelles
South Sudan: Journalists held over film of president appearing to wet himself
Somaliland’s frankincense brings gold to companies. Its women pay the price

1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
Bitcoin, Sango Coin and the Central African Republic
Inflation persists in Congo despite measures

Senegal: Three-day-national morning after deadly road accident
Rebel conflict in Senegal’s Casamance region far from over
Biafra quest fuels Nigeria conflict: Too scared to marry and bury bodies
Energy Invest: Equatorial Guinea 2023 Book Reveals Promise of Central African Nation During Year of OPEC and GECF Presidency
Diamond Sales Fuel Botswana Budget Surplus as Buyers Shun Russia

Appeals trial for Liberia war crimes opens in Finland
Sierra Leone: Is the New Finance Minister the Answer?
India, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire were Togo’s top three buyers in Q3 2022 (INSEED)
Court Orders Release of Senegal Government Critic
Yennayer: Morocco Celebrates the Amazigh New Year
Gabon names first female vice president and new prime minister
The forgotten emergency of maternal healthcare in the Central African crisis
Outgoing Chinese Ambassador bids farewell to Seychelles
Why Maldives Sided With Mauritius on the Chagos Islands
Zimbabwe health workers could face jail for striking under new law

Portraits of Indigenous People From Around the Globe Details Their Plight
The forced eviction of Botswana’s indigenous people
Benin’s famed Voodoo festival draws Afro-descendents
Guinea: Justice acquits celebrity in trial scrutinized by rights advocates
Cameroon frees MSF workers, but aid organisation still faces resistance in Central African state
President Kagame threatens to block Congolese refugees from entering Rwanda

Rape victim testifies in Swiss court as Liberian war criminal appeals conviction
Benin: Coalition backing President Talon wins majority at January 8 legislatives
Guinea Conakry: Safeguarding Western Chimpanzees
Simultaneous Militant Attacks Kill 14 Malian Soldiers
Morocco’s Government Details Its Plan to Accelerate Amazigh Officialization
Ten years in prison for host of radio shows critical of Burundi’s government
Türkiye, Zimbabwe poised to boost ties
Worst Cholera Outbreak in Decades Kills 750 People in Malawi
Tigray rebels begin handing in heavy weapons to Ethiopian army

Madosini, a South African national treasure whose music kept a rich history alive
Western Sahara: the six-decade struggle to liberate Africa’s last colony
CIA chief visits Libya after Lockerbie suspect handover
Somalia: President urges citizens to flush out ‘bedbugs’ at rally against al-Shabab
Yellen leads new U.S.-Africa policy with trip to Senegal, Zambia, South Africa

Biafra: Soludo calls for release of Nnamdi Kanu
Polisario in search of new strategy in Western Sahara
Thousands of Tunisians Rally Against President on Revolution Anniversary
UNICEF Delivers Anti-Cholera Supplies to Malawi

Western Sahara: The Polisario movement’s 16th congress set for election

3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
Meet 8 of the Indigenous leaders bringing their wisdom to Davos 2023
Lost for words: fears of ‘catastrophic’ language loss due to rising seas
Inflation bites into Sierra Leone’s all-important ‘cookeries’
China, Benin ink deal on partial debt cancellation
Second deadly bus collision in Senegal in eight days kills 22 people
African musicians converge in Senegal for annual awards ceremony
Morocco’s Amazigh Berbers celebrate new year, demands recognition
Mandela’s grandson faces racist abuse over Western Sahara solidarity

What Europe Stole From Africa
At a rubber plantation in Liberia, history repeats in a fight over land
MASSOB Warns Biafra Agitators Against Boycotting 2023 Polls In Southeast
CIA Director’s visit to Libya Not Just a Visit
Recommit to Libya ceasefire, urges senior UN representative
Equatorial Guinea dissident Obama Mefuman dies in prison
Zambia, UAE to develop $2 billion solar projects

World Handball: How tiny Cape Verde made history
Liberians protest over economic hardship and president’s absence
Equatorial Guinea: President’s son arrested for selling aircraft belonging to national carrier
Eswatini: ITUC denounces brutality and harassment of trade unionists by authorities
Regina Twala was a towering intellectual and activist in Eswatini – but she was erased from history
Africa will get a new $1 billion spaceport in Djibouti
Rozner claims third European title with Mauritius Open win
Pope Francis Prepares for Long-Awaited Visit to Congo and South Sudan
Malawi President Fires Prosecution for Abuse of Office

UNESCO strengthens its support to Guinea-Bissau for the protection of the Bijagós Islands
Western Sahara: The Sixteenth Congress of the Polisario Front Endorses the Basic Law
Cameroon prelate says English-speakers are weary of war
Rwanda asylum seekers: ‘Fighting to survive’
UN experts to intervene in Zambia lead pollution case

Sierra Leone: Equality law introduces job quota for women
Mali takes delivery of military hardware from Russia
Gabon: Attempted military coup reportedly underway in Libreville Jan. 20
Two Election Officials Killed in NW Cameroon as Separatists Vow to Disrupt Senate Elections

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day
February 20-28: Festivals in honour of Tuareg queen Tin Hinan
February 21: International Mother Language Day